This exceptional 5,000-square-foot home, a unique creation by architect Steven Goggins, graces a one-acre waterfront lot within the confines of Litchfield Plantation, a historic gated community nestled just two miles inland from the sandy shores of Litchfield and Pawleys Island beaches. The generous one-acre plot culminates at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, where it adjoins a thriving tidal creek and marshland that meets the Waccamaw River. The rear of the house faces west, offering captivating views of the marsh and breathtaking sunsets. Residents enjoy a comprehensive package of services, including a beachfront house, cable TV and internet, access to a community pool within a mere 200 yards from the house, garbage collection, engaging social events, secure facilities for boat and RV storage, and the upkeep of public community spaces. All utility lines are buried underground, eliminating unsightly power poles. The community also boasts a small marina, with the original 18th-century plantation house at its core, accessible through an enchanting allée of live oaks and azaleas beyond the main security gate. Esteemed local architect Steve Goggins and his design team harmoniously melded traditional exterior aesthetics with an inventive interior design that seamlessly blends tradition and modernity, incorporating structural steel and hardwood throughout. Oak flooring graces every room, while hurricane-proof Pella windows and additional steel beams provide added stability. The house comprises three bedrooms, three and a half baths, with glassed-in porches on both lower and upper levels that offer serene views of the creek and marsh. A cedar-lined sauna is discreetly tucked away in the laundry room, and the master bathroom boasts a spacious jetted tub. The heart of the house is the large Great Room, flanked by two wings. The upper level of the Great Room transforms into a bright and functional office/study area, with an art gallery along the walls, visible from the ground floor. Bookshelves with glass doors line the north end of the gallery, and a striking steel and hardwood staircase grants access to the upper level. The kitchen is a culinary dream, featuring top-tier Jenn-Air appliances, including a gas-fired cooktop and convection oven. Adjacent, a roomy pantry ensures ample storage, while a separate butler's pantry houses a refrigerator, ice maker, sink, and storage cabinets. Six generous ceiling fans provide efficient cooling during the summer months, and most window shades are motorized. The house showcases numerous unique features, such as a kitchen counter crafted from a colossal cypress tree slab dredged from the nearby Waccamaw River. In the center of the Great Room's hardwood floor, an artisan etched the outline of the nearby Waccamaw River, filled with copper-toned epoxy. Distinctive furnishings, including a granite dining room table and a centuries-old wooden gate from a Swiss monastery, adorn the interior. Timbers from the same monastery were used to veneer the gas-log fireplace's chimney and create a decorative piece in the Great Room. The guest half bathroom, just off the Great Room, boasts hand-painted wallpaper. The house is eco-friendly, thanks to 62 solar panels on the metal roofing, geothermal heat pumps, and a robust sound system. Security is paramount, with cameras and a large backup generator. Two buried propane storage tanks fuel the pool pumps, generator, and cooktops, while on-demand hot water heating and foam insulation contribute to energy efficiency. The meticulously landscaped exterior boasts a myriad of azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas, lantanas, hibiscus, Shasta daisies, oleanders, forsythias, gardenias, and dahlias, complemented by the addition of dawn redwoods, live oaks, magnolias, Carolina spruces, and vitex trees. An outdoor spa pool, measuring approximately 9x7 feet, and a gas-operated fire pit complete the enchanting outdoor setting. There's truly too much to list. Come and see it for yourself!
Listing courtesy of Listing Agent: Christine LeFont () from Listing Office: Redfin Corporation.Selling Office: The Litchfield Co-Lachicotte.
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